Daily Archives: 29 January 2009

A good day

Now we must all pray that in the near future men of good will can work out differences with humility and charity towards each other.

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For when it actually happens?

I’m chillin’ the Widow!

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I’d gladly pay you Tuesday for a poll response today

Some say the burger is the perfect food group. So what’s it gonna be? A hamburger?  A cheeseburger? Of course, you can add all sorts of other things, such as lettuce or tomato, or a smear of mustard or mayo. … Continue reading

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The Remnant: SSPX reconciliation by 2 February?

The traditional Catholic paper The Remnant has a piece by a frequent comment writer here, Brian Mershon, about a possible reconciliation of the SSPX with Rome perhaps by Candlemas, 2 February. I will not parse Mershon’s whole piece, for it … Continue reading

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Are pro-lifers falling into the FOCA Trap?

I received this very interesting note from a staffer of a US Congressman whom I will not identify for obvious reasons.  I have his permission to share this: My emphases Fr. Z: As a Congressional staffer, I am extremely concerned … Continue reading

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Card. Castrillon: Bp. Fellay recognized Vatican II

The johnny-on-the-spot site Rorate has two good pieces you would do well to look at. First, there is an entry called Cardinal Castrillón: Relevant declarations to Corriere della Sera   Also check Corriere. Here is a salient point or two: The … Continue reading

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Dissenter Leonardo Boff against Pope Benedict on SSPX

And now… another dog bites man story from a washed up dissenter. This is in from ANSA: Liberation theologian and dissenter Leonardo Boff has determined that the lifting of the excommunications of the four SSPX bishops was a mistake. It … Continue reading

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A good note from Alcuin Reid on the SSPX development

Several alert readers have sent me the following which I finally tracked down to our friends at NLM.  Go check them out and spike their stats. The piece says it is from The Catholic Herald, the best Catholic paper in … Continue reading

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An interesting notion

As I have been writing again and again, people of good will can disagree on really hard questions rising from the Council’s documents on points that are not clear.  We can argue about how to approach ecumenism or religious liberty. … Continue reading

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More from Brisbane’s Fr. Kennedy

More from Brisbane on the renegade priest. Fr. Peter Kennedy and St. Mary’s the renegade parish he has distorted.  Check for backgroud here and here and here. For this last bit of dross, check out Coo-ees from the Cloister. There … Continue reading

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NBC refuses to air CatholicVote.org pro-life ad

I understand that NBC is refusing to air the CatholicVote pro-life ad. This is in from Free Republic. According to a Jan. 29 press release from CatholicVote.org, “After several days of negotiations, an NBC representative in Chicago told CatholicVote.org late … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: prayers of the faithful written by children

From a reader: Yesterday my husband (who teaches in a Catholic school …) was having a discussion with the principal of his school regarding having the children write the general intentions for the school Masses.  My husband feels strongly that … Continue reading

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Treviso: More SSPX heat, fanned up by the Italian press

An interesting sideshow has popped up in the Italian press following the circus train about the statements of SSPX Bishop Williamson about Jews in WWII. In a story in the Tribuna of Treviso, an SSPX priest stationed in Treviso, Italy, … Continue reading

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Soup and bird baths

Many thanks to the kind person who sent the bird bath, which I had listed on my amazon.com list. Alas, there was no invoice, so I don’t know who sent it. Also, I can’t put it out at this time, … Continue reading

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Check this out

A reader pointed me to the following from the website of Time. This is from the White House Photo Blog of Monday 2 June 2008 The Candidates’ Lucky Charms: Barack Obama Amongst the things that Barack Obama carries for good … Continue reading

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